Forms and Filing

The following forms are those that are required to file an appeal or a Whistleblower Complaint with the State Personnel Board. Additionally, for parties who do not have an attorney and are "self representing," there is a template motion, information sheet, and prehearing statement.

To file an appeal or a petition for hearing, fill out the Consolidated Appeal & Dispute Form following the instructions. The appeal form is fillable and printable. Appeal forms may not be edited or modified in any manner.  

If you wish to file a Whistleblower Complaint, please complete and file both the Whistleblower Complaint Form and the Consolidated Appeal & Dispute Form.

To file a grievance (if your state agency does not have its own grievance form), you may use the fillable grievance form on this website. You must submit the grievance form to your supervisor or second-line supervisor. The Board does not review grievances. The Board only reviews appeals of final grievance decisions issued by appointing authorities upon completion of the agency's grievance process.


Parties should carefully review the Board Rules, including Board Rule 8-5 (contents of appeals), Rule 8-6 (where to file), Rule 8-7 (filing deadlines), Rule 8-8 (requirements for documents filed with the Board after the appeal is filed), Rule 8-9 (service of filings), and Rule 8-10 (size and format of filings).  

Parties may file via U.S. Mail, commercial delivery, or hand delivery at 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, Colorado 80203.  Parties may file via facsimile at 303-866-5038.  Facsimile filings may not exceed ten (10) pages.  Parties may file via email at dpa_state.personnelboard@state.co.us and must comply with Board Rule 8-6(C) (filings via email).  Please know that the email itself is not a filing.  Rather, the email is a method for parties to file something with the Board such as an appeal, motion, Prehearing Statement, etc.

If you have any questions, please call Andrea Woods at 303-866-5002.


Forms & Templates




For Complainants Who Are Not Represented By An Attorney:

If you do not have an attorney during the discretionary review process, you should use the information sheet template provided. Details regarding the required content of information sheets are in Board Rule 8-25. Similarly, if you do not have an attorney and are required to file a prehearing statement, you should use the prehearing statement template provided on this site. Details regarding prehearing statements are in Board Rule 8-35. 

If you wish to file a motion, please review the sample motion template and the guidance provided. Additional details on required procedures for filing motions is provided in Board Rule 8-47.

If you need a subpoena, use the Subpoena Form Template. Review and follow Board Rule 8-36 regarding the subpoena process.

Original appeal forms and subsequent documents must be filed with the State Personnel Board and copies provided at the same time to the Respondent or the legal representative for the Respondent. Failure to do so may be grounds for denial or dismissal of the appeal. See Board Rule 8-51.

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